Philippines To Cancel $233-Million Helicopter Deal With Canada
Ringo | On 10, Feb 2018
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered to cut the helicopter deal with Canada.
Duterte said he has ordered the military to cancel the $233-million helicopter deal with Canada because the government has expressed concern that they will be used to fight rebels. He added that he is respecting the stand of the government.
“I want to tell the armed forces to cut the deal, don’t proceed anymore and somehow we will look for another supplier. We respect the stand of Canada,” said Duterte.
Duterte also said that he also ordered not to buy firearms from Canada and USA because of the conditions attached.
The helicopter deal was signed last Tuesday. However, the Canadian government ordered a review of Philippine Major-General Restituto Padilla said that the helicopters might be used to fight rebels.
The Canadian officers said they are concerned about the human rights violations that may happen.